Elizabeth Hasselbeck calls Kathy Griffin ‘scum’
By: Amy Andrews | Published Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 7:30 AM | Updated Friday, September 9, 2011, 9:45 PM
Elizabeth Hasselbeck called Kathy Griffin
‘scum’ after the comedian called a senator’s daughters ‘prostitutes’
On Monday morning, co-host of “The View
” Elizabeth Hasselbeck called Irish American comedian Kathy Griffin “scum” after Griffin said Senator Scott Brown
“has two daughters that are prostitutes" on her show “My Life on the D-List.”
Hasselbeck, who was backed up by co-host Whoopi Goldberg
, said, “You defend your daughters against scum who come after them.”
Goldberg agreed, “If somebody talked about my daughter as a joke like that, I would beat their ass.”
The conversations escalated between the co-hosts as follows:
“Are you calling Kathy ‘scum’ now?” Joy Behar asked Hasselbeck.
“In general, if someone called your daughter a prostitute would you think they’d be scum?” added Hasselbeck.
“I’d call them [sic] scum.”
“I know my daughter’s not a prostitute, so it [would be] funny,” said Behar.
“It’s just a joke, Elisabeth.”
Hasselbeck wasn’t impressed and told Griffin to “cut it out.”
Dana Bash and John King who are both reporters for CNN
showed Griffin a picture of Brown, and she retorted that he was a Massachusetts Senator and that the two girls he has are prostitutes.
Brown was upset at Griffin’s comments and said his daughters were “off limits.